assenting assenting

Definition(s):

  • (n) agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly)

Usage(s):

  1. Vishinsky got headlines by merely assenting to the resolution and maintaining a moderate air on the whole subject.
  2. They are wildly corny but in a weird way convincing: they bite off so much more than they can chew that you can't help assenting to them.
  3. Boos changed to assenting cheers.

News

  • Here Are North Koreans 'Voting' in Their 'Elections'

    North Korea held its "elections" this weekend, the first time the nation has "voted" since Kim Jong-un became its supreme leader (because his father died, not because he was voted into office). The sign on the left read: "March 9 is the Supreme People's Assembly's Deputies Election Day. Everyone, let's give assenting votes!" The "or else" is implied. Kim Jong-un arrives at the Kim Il-sung ...
    on March 9, 2014     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. In an article following the debate, Brownback wrote, "If belief in evolution means simply assenting to microevolution, small changes over time within a species, I am happy to say, as I have in the past, that I believe it to be true."
    on Jun 24, 2007 By: Sam Brownback Source: Sacramento Bee

  2. "One has to be aware of what you are assenting to," Ms Bryce said last night. "You couldn't sign any document without reading it thoroughly and understanding and sometimes asking questions."
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Quentin Bryce Source: The Age

  3. "The experience of getting married should not entail passively assenting to values the couple rejects," says Adler.
    on Dec 14, 2008 By: Rachel Adler Source: Ha'aretz

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